Sales of electrified vehicles in Mexico jump more than 50% during April
Last April, auto dealers in Mexico sold 1,382 electrified vehicles, a figure that represents a skyrocketing 50.9% jump compared to same month of 2017. The monthly figure comprises of 21 full-electric cars and 1,361 hybrid units, according to the latest data available from the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA).
From January through April, sales of electrified vehicles totaled 4,946 units, that’s 68 full-electric and 4,878 hybrid cars. Such figures also represent a double-digit increase of 45.3% compared to the same four-month period of 2017.
Almost half of sales of electrified vehicles in the country have taken place in Mexico City and the neighboring state of Mexico, with 35.5% and 14.4% of deliveries respectively. That’s because car owners in both entities are subject to strict environmental regulations that limit the use of their vehicles, however, hybrids and electric units are exempt from these barriers.
The third place in sales goes to the state of Jalisco, located on the Pacific coast, where 8.3% of deliveries of electrified vehicles have been made this year. Jalisco is followed far behind by the states of Nuevo Leon and Michoacan, with 3.8% and 3.5% of sales respectively.